Harry Carey

Harry Carey

Highest Rated: 100% Trader Horn (1931)

Lowest Rated: 14% The Sea of Grass (1947)

Birthday: Jan 16, 1878

Birthplace: Bronx, New York, USA

To moviegoers during the era of silent films, Harry Carey was the quintessential cowboy, despite having been born no closer to the frontier than the Bronx. A judge's son, Carey was pointed toward a career in law when a bout of pneumonia sent him westward to recuperate. Channeling his experiences among Montana ranch hands into a hit play, Carey parlayed his success onstage into a career in motion pictures, making his debut for D. W. Griffith in 1909. Following Griffith to Hollywood, Carey became the star of dozens of Western two-reelers in which he etched his rough-hewn characters with a leathery verisimilitude he had seen firsthand. By 1917, Carey was a bona fide movie star, earning $1,250 a week to play white-hatted Cheyenne Henry in several films for John Ford. Though his career sagged as he aged beyond the range of the average leading man, Carey enjoyed a comeback as the indefatigable "Trader Horn" (1931), a box office hit for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. While continuing to play heroes in B-Westerns, Carey enjoyed a sidebar career as a reliable character player in such contemporary urban fare as Michael Curtiz' "Kid Galahad" (1937) and Frank Capra's "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington" (1939), which netted him an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor. Towards the end of his life he partnered for several above-average prairie dramas with rising star John Wayne, who eulogized Carey at the time of his 1947 death as the greatest Western actor of all time.

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100% 87% Red River Mr. Melville (Character) - 1948
14% 35% The Sea of Grass Doc J. Reid (Character) - 1947
71% 67% Angel and the Badman Territorial Marshal Wistful McClintock (Character) - 1947
77% 54% Duel in the Sun Lem Smoot (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet No Score Yet China's Little Devils Doc Temple (Character) - 1945
No Score Yet No Score Yet Make Mine Memories Unknown (Character) - 1945
83% 24% The Great Moment Professor John C. Warren (Character) - 1944
82% 70% Air Force Crew Chief (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet No Score Yet Happy Land Gramp (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet 50% The Spoilers Al Dextry (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet 50% Among the Living Dr. Ben Saunders (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet 11% Sundown Alan Dewey (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet Parachute Battalion MSgt. Bill `'Thunderhead'` Richards (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet 62% The Shepherd of the Hills Daniel Howitt (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet 49% Beyond Tomorrow George Vale Melton (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet No Score Yet Outside the 3-Mile Limit Capt. Bailey (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet No Score Yet Burn 'Em Up O'Connor P. G. "Pinky" Delano (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet Code of the Streets Detective Lieutenant John Lewis (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet Inside Information Capt. Bill Dugan (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet Street of Missing Men Charles Putnam (Character) - 1939
96% 94% Mr. Smith Goes to Washington President of the Senate (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Law West of Tombstone William "Bill" Barker (Character) - 1938
86% 63% You and Me Mr. Morris (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet Port of Missing Girls Captain Josiah Storm (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sky Giant Col. Cornelius Stockton (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet Racing Lady Tom Martin (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet Born Reckless Dad Martin (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet Aces Wild Cheyenne Harry Morgan (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet 50% Souls at Sea Captain of the William Brown (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet Annapolis Salute Chief Martin (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet Border Cafe Tex Stevens (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ghost Town Cheyenne Harry Morgan (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet Danger Patrol Sam `'Easy'` Street (Character) - 1937
100% 68% Kid Galahad Silver Jackson (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Last Outlaw Dean Payton (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet 71% The Prisoner of Shark Island Commandant of Fort Jefferson (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wild Mustang Joe "Wild Mustang" Norton (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet No Score Yet Powdersmoke Range Tucson Smith (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rustlers' Paradise Cheyenne Kincaid (Character) - 1935
92% 47% Barbary Coast Jed Slocum (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wagon Trail Sheriff Clay Hartley (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Last of the Clintons Trigger Carson (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet No Score Yet Buffalo Stampede Clark Spraque (Character) - 1934
No Score Yet No Score Yet Man of the Forest Jim Gayner (Character) - 1933
No Score Yet No Score Yet Guns A'Blazing Ed Brandt (Character) - 1932
No Score Yet No Score Yet Border Devils Jim Gray (Character) - 1932
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Devil Horse Bob Norton/Roberts (Character) - 1932
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Night Rider John Brown/Jim Blake (Character) - 1932
No Score Yet No Score Yet Without Honors Pete Marlan (Character) - 1932
No Score Yet No Score Yet Law and Order Ed Brandt (Character) - 1932
100% 37% Trader Horn Aloysius "Trader" Horn (Character) - 1931
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bad Company McBaine (Character) - 1931
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cavalier of the West Captain John Allister (Character) - 1931
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Trail of '98 Jack Locasto (Character) - 1929
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Little Journey Alexander Smith (Character) - 1927
No Score Yet No Score Yet Slide, Kelly, Slide Tom Munson (Character) - 1927
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Prairie Pirate Brian Delaney aka The Yellow Seal (Character) - 1925
No Score Yet No Score Yet Roaring Rails Big Bill Benson (Character) - 1924
No Score Yet No Score Yet Crashing Thru Blake (Character) - 1923
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hell Bent Cheyenne Harry (Character) - 1918
No Score Yet 20% Bucking Broadway Unknown (Character) - 1917
No Score Yet 50% Straight Shooting Cheyenne Harry (Character) - 1917
No Score Yet No Score Yet Three Godfathers Bob Sangster (Character) - 1916
No Score Yet 42% Judith of Bethulia Assyrian Traitor (Character) - 1914
No Score Yet 20% An Unseen Enemy The Thief (Character) - 1912
No Score Yet No Score Yet Friends Bob Kyne - the Prospector (Character) - 1912

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